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Ferrari

Ferrari F8 Tributo review – still want that McLaren 720S?

Replacement for the 488 GTB gets the Pista’s 710bhp V8, plus some trick chassis upgrades
3 Sep 2019
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Features

Hyundai i30 N vs Ford Fiesta ST - rally-derived hot hatches go head-to-head

The closest showroom cars you can get to present-day WRC contenders are Hyundai’s i30 N and Ford’s Fiesta ST. Which of these hot hatches better transf…
2 Sep 2019
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Porsche 911 Carrera

New 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera S review - road and video track test

The new Porsche 911 Carrera S is the most advanced 911 yet, but is it still one of the best drivers cars?
15 Aug 2019
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Ford Focus ST hatchback

Ford Focus ST review - can it stand up to the Hyundai i30 N?

The Focus ST is characterful, fast and capable: everything it needs to be to take on the class leaders
3 Jul 2019
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Porsche 968 Club Sport - behind the wheel of an icon

Not all track-leaning Porsche specials are 911s. 25 years ago, the unloved entry-level 968 was transformed with a Club Sport makeover
8 Jun 2019
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Features

Driver modes - do they offer genuine benefits?

More and more cars now come with driver modes. But do they offer genuine benefits, or is it all just marketing hype?
20 Jan 2019
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Features

John Barker, Founding Editor interview - 20 years of evo

To mark 20 years of the magazine, we ask Founding Editor John Barker to recall his most memorable evo moments
19 Dec 2018
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Porsche 911 GT3

Porsche 911 GT3 vs Lotus Evora GT430

Is the fastest, most expensive road-going Lotus to come out of Hethel enough to oust the mighty Porsche 911 GT3 from its lofty perch?
10 Sep 2018
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Vauxhall VXR8 coupe

Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R vs Lotus Carlton

Vauxhall's final, brilliant VXR8 GTS-R celebrated the end of the Aussie muscle car, can it still learn anything from its great granddad?
3 Sep 2018
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Features

Best car tyres: evo performance tyre test

This year we put the most popular 19in performance tyre, the 235/35 R19, through evo’s uniquely demanding test
31 Aug 2018
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Porsche 911 GT3

Porsche 911 GT3 996 vs GT3 991: old vs new hardcore Porsches

The GT3 symbolises everything we look for in a great drivers’ car – the ability to thrill. We drive the 996 and 991 back-to-back.
23 Jun 2018
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Nissan Skyline coupe

Nissan Skyline GT-R R34: review

The last of the original Skylines and the first to be officially imported into the UK, there is no disputing the R34 GT-R’s icon status.
27 Apr 2018
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BMW

New BMW M850i xDrive prototype review

Packed with chassis technology. A very capable, poised and refined GT
26 Apr 2018
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Features

What is kerb weight and how much does your car weigh?

How can one car have different weights? We explain the different kerb weight figures quoted and what they mean.
31 Mar 2018
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Features

What is the new WLTP test and how can it make cars more fun?

Why the new WLTP fuel economy and emissions test could lead to lighter, naturally aspirated performance cars.
31 Mar 2018
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Ferrari GTC4Lusso coupe

New Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T review

Modena’s new V8-engined grand tourer offers all the thrills of the V12. If only it sounded a bit more special…
22 Mar 2018
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Jaguar F-type SVR coupe

Lister Thunder review – is 666bhp too much?

Tuner unleashes an even more ferocious F-type - the very loud 666bhp Lister Thunder
13 Mar 2018
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Lancia

New Lancia Stratos supercar review

John Barker was the first journalist in the world to drive the Ferrari 430 Scuderia-based New Stratos in 2010. He came away very impressed
9 Feb 2018
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Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

BMW M3 v Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio

Alfa’s 503bhp Giulia Quadrifoglio takes on BMW’s M3 Competition Pack in a fast four-door face-off
22 Jan 2018
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McLaren 650S coupe

McLaren 650S Spider vs McLaren 12C Spider review

Indistinguishable to many and very similar on the spec sheets, we find how far, if at all, the 650S moved the game on from the old 12C
6 Jan 2018
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BMW i3 hatchback

BMW i3s review – BMW adds sporty appeal to electric hatch

Chassis upgrades and a peppier motor add some traditional driver appeal to the electric i3
11 Dec 2017
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BMW i3 hatchback

BMW i3S review – pictures

11 Dec 2017
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BMW M5 saloon

New BMW M5 2018 review

The new M5 is immensely capable but it may not have enough character to topple its arch-rival, the Mercedes-AMG E63 S.
3 Dec 2017
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Lotus Elise convertible

Lotus Elise Sprint 220 review

The Lotus Sprint 220 is a rewarding, involving car but that iconic badge comes with a heavy price.
10 Oct 2017